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Definitions of opening

  1. the first performance ( as of a theatrical production); " the opening received good critical reviews"
  2. the first of a series of actions; " he memorized all the important chess openings"
  3. an open or empty space in or between things; " there was a small opening between the trees"; " the explosion made a gap in the wall"
  4. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
  5. first or beginning; " the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; " the play's opening scene"
  6. the act of opening something; " the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
  7. becoming open or being made open; " the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
  8. a vacant or unobstructed space; " they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  9. an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; " the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
  10. a possible alternative; " bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  11. the initial part of the introduction; " the opening established the basic theme"
  12. a vacant or unobstructed space that is man- made; " they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  13. a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
  14. opportunity especially for employment or promotion; " there is an opening in the sales department"
  15. of Open
  16. The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.
  17. A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.
  18. Hence: A vacant place; an opportunity; as, an opening for business.
  19. A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings.
  20. An aperture, or a hole; as, an opening in a fence; a space in a woods where there are few trees and little undergrowth; the first steps; beginning; as, the opening of a trial; opportunity or chance.
  21. First in order.
  22. An open place: a breach: an aperture: beginning: first appearance: opportunity.
  23. An aperture; beginning.
  24. A breach; an aperture; a commencement.
  25. An aperture; a hole; a place admitting entrance; beginning; first appearance; opportunity, as a good opening presents itself.
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Quotes of opening

  1. It's just a matter of me opening up the page and whatever is written on the page, that's what I'm here to do. – Anthony Anderson
  2. I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people. – Shawn Colvin
  3. With the opening of the second decade of the twentieth century it seemed that the stage was set for the last act in an unquestioned evolutionary drama. – Ralph A. Cram
  4. I think that probably the- I don't give quotes to studios. They have to get those out of the paper or from television. So they wouldn't have had my quote opening day. – Roger Ebert
  5. The Internet is a whole new world opening up. – Kenneth Edmonds
  6. The other thing in composition is opening up the unconscious. – John Fahey
  7. Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second. – Robert Frost
  8. Nowadays even presidents, vice -presidents, and heads of big agencies are opening their minds to accept psychic phenomena, because they know it works. – Uri Geller
  9. The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation. The opening of the stone was far more interesting than the drawing that I had done on it. – Andy Goldsworthy
  10. With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all. Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor. – Hugh Grant
  11. Charity in the theater begins and ends with those who have a play opening within a week of one's own. – Moss Hart
  12. Rolling Stones, Beatles, we gave them all the break they were looking for. All they needed was a good opening act, and we went out there and performed as well as we could... over 15, 000 kids chanting. – Bobby Hatfield
  13. I'd give a year of my life if I could hit a homerun on opening day of this great new park. – George Herman
  14. For me, the risks in terms of opening that brewpub were fairly high. I put my house up as collateral, I invested the liquid money I had and two years of my time to get it over, but that's really not much of a risk for what the potential reward was if it worked. – John Hickenlooper
  15. Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love. – Wendell L. Wilkie

Usage examples for opening

  1. They were now standing near to one end of the table, and suddenly there came to be an opening through the crowd up to the table itself. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  2. There was a great opening – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  3. She did not at once raise her head, although she pushed me gently away from her at the sound of the opening door. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. It was like the opening of a new world to me. – My New Home by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  5. He greeted me with a cheerful smile on my opening my eyes, and said,- " As being the last time, Pip, I thought I'd foller." – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  6. You saw her at the opening ceremony- Miss Carrington. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  7. Now tell me, said Larry to Jane at the first real opening that offered, what does this talk about a three days' visit to us mean. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  8. The towsled head of Hogboom came out of the opening – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
  9. The next instant she was opening the door of her bedroom.... – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  10. " Captain Brisket," said the maid, opening the door. – Project Gutenberg, Dialstone Lane, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  11. At last the faint light that came through the opening died away, warning us that it was night and time for rest. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. Then opening her arms wide, she sobbed the one word " Come!" – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  13. He ceased to push against the door, but kept his foot in the opening – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  14. She ran, and, opening the door, met him with the youth in his arms. – Home Again by George MacDonald
  15. And often, in the distance, one may see a bright opening in the darkness. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  16. There was a number of rooms opening off the hall, and one of them was the dining room where they had tea. – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  17. Directly ahead, in the doorway opening onto the cloister, stood Father Benedict. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  18. I was roused by the opening of the door, and looking up I saw a face that I recognized, but for the moment I could not fit a name to it. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  19. " Zurely, zurely," said the farmer, coming forward and opening the gate. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. I see a good opening there. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright

Rhymes for opening

  • reopening;

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